6APPEAL: Hexaphonic Guitar Effect Pedal
EU Price €540.00
NB! Temporarily out of stock. We're planning to make a new batch this summer.
FREE 13PIN / ROLAND STYLE CABLES (1ft and 20ft) are included
How many users does 6Appeal have?
Since the release in 2014, we have assembled two batches, altogether less than 100 units. So this is not a box you can easily stumble upon at your bandmate's place. We have shipped 6Appeal pedals to US, European countries, Australia, Asia, even South America. If you're from Antarctica or Africa, email us to get first-on-the continent discount!
Who did we design the 6Appeal analog guitar synthesizer pedal for?
Our gear is built with the innovative guitar player in mind. Hexaphonic string processing gives you an incredible new universe of effect options, and 6Appeal is the ONLY fully analog signal path hexaphonic signal processing pedal on the market.
Why does an analog signal path matter for hexaphonic guitar?
Other hexaphonic products break up the natural guitar sound and process it digitally. This robs your guitar signal of overtones, dynamics, and "feel". The result of our analog signal path is that the 6Appeal pedal feels and sounds more organic, with a natural touch sensitivity to your guitar playing that you miss from digital products.
What does 6Appeal give you as a guitar player?
Our 6Appeal pedal gives your hexaphonic guitar an entirely new palette of tones and sounds. From percussive and sustained clean tones through singing harmonious distortion, 6Appeal offers you a whole new sonic ground.
Whether your style is complex jazz, fusion, progressive rock or even fingerstyle guitar you can explore complex and varied guitar tonalities that are quite simply unavailable from any other pedal on the market.
What does a hexaphonic distortion sound like?
You can set it to sound like a high-end boutique distortion pedal if you wish, but that is only the beginning. Beyond the established universe of overdrive/fuzz/distortion sounds you can easily adjust the 6Appeal to sound like no other device you have ever heard.
You can create incredible sustained distortion sounds without any harmonic interference between notes at all. At first It may remind you of polyphonic analog synthesizers, but it's still your own guitar's real sound.
You can play harmonically complex jazz chords and pick out every note - on a regular distortion pedal such exotic voicings would sound like audio mud.
You can go stereo, or blend distortion with the clean sound. And, even the cleans sound harmonically much richer than artificially processed digital interfaces from other manufacturers. There is really no other product like the 6Appeal.
How can I use it with the Roland GK-3 or other hexaphonic pickup?
It's easy. Plug your 13 pin guitar right in to the 6Appeal and you are ready to go! 6Appeal can be used a standalone analog processing unit, as a hexaphonic gateway for your pedal board, in parallel with Roland's digital devices, or as a starting point for in-DAW processing using the sound of your hexaphonic guitar.
What's inside of it?
Unlike digital devices that can cheaply sample your guitar sound and quickly rebuild the sound (mostly) accurately for processing, real analog components are costly. Think of high-end boutique guitar amplifiers using all analog signal paths as an example.
You can buy a solid-state guitar amplifier with digital processing for next to nothing these days. But high-end guitar amplifiers with all analog signal paths easily cost more than 10 times as much as their digital counterparts.
There are over 1000 components and seven high quality distortion channels in the 6Appeal. We like to believe we are building a pedal that is equal in quality to the finest boutique amplifiers, original Moog synthesizers, or a vintage Roland GR-300. Our 6Appeal pedal is an instrument crafted by us for years of playing enjoyment by you.
If this guitar effect pedal / guitar synthesizer can make so many complex sounds, is it complicated to use?
Not really. You can just browse 12+12 presets, which cover the whole range of light to heavy hexaphonic distortion and modulation effects. That being said, 6Appeal is an advanced device and you can modify almost anything. We also have a free standalone controller application for 6Appeal (Win / Mac).
6Appeal is superb for guitars with a hexaphonic pickup: Godin Synth Access with RMC, Roland GK (V-Guitar), Graph Tech Ghost, Cycfi Neo6 or Ubertar pickups, Carvin MIDI synth access guitars etc. It also acts as a classic distortion box with a conventional electric guitar.
User Manual and Flowcharts:
- 6Appeal User Manual (v 1.2)
- 6Appeal Short Handout
- 6Appeal Flowcharts (v 1.0)
- 6Appeal Editor Software and Manual
- An excellent overview by Shawn in VGuitar Forums)
- Two great tips by Shawn)
- Enda Bates, composer and producer from Dublin (Testimonial)
- Premier Guitar
- Effects Database
- Vguitar Forums
- Frequenctly Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Wikipedia on hexaphonic pickups
- "Putting the Hex On: the Postmodern Pickups" by Wallace Marx Jr (Premierguitar article)
- A White Paper on Multichannel Guitar Processing and 6Appeal"